1936 Alta 2-Litre Sports
A Rare Gem in British
• Chassis No.: 64S
• Matching chassis and engine
• Regularly campaigned in historic races
• FIA/MSA papers (issued 2023)
• Engine number: 64S
• Chassis number: 64S
• 1960 cc, supercharged, 4 cylinder engine, 4-speed pre-selector
Impressive victory in the pre-War race at the Old-timer Grand Prix held at the Nurbürgring in the early 2000s. Between 2008 and 2017, the car actively participated and won numerous 'pre-War' races. The Alta also competed in prestigious events like the 'Fox and Nicholl Trophy' at Silverstone and races at Spa Francorchamps.
One of a kind
This exceptional Alta sports-racer holds a special place in the world of historic racing. It left the manufacturing facility on October 10, 1937, and was initially registered as 'IA-1891' in Berlin, Germany, under the ownership of its first owner, Franz Kitzerau. Identified as '64S,' this vehicle is one of only five of its kind ever produced, with a unique left-hand drive and a 2.0-liter supercharged engine. Today, just four of these 2-liter models remain and this is the only Left hand drive version.
Lewes Speed Trails (1939)
Equipped with Alta's 1,960cc twin-cam engine and a Roots-type supercharger, this car delivers impressive power and can rev up to 6,000rpm. With a total weight of 800kg, it boasts an exceptional power-to-weight ratio. Paired with a well-tuned four-speed Wilson pre-selector gearbox, it's a formidable combination, proven by its wins at events like Classic Le Mans. Alta overall has an impressive racing pedigree, including 36 international race wins and even victory in the prestigious Flying Scotsman Historic Rally in the UK.
Race and Rally History
Following a comprehensive mechanical rebuild, by then owner John Ruston the '64S' achieved an impressive victory in the pre-War race at the Old-timer Grand Prix held at the Nurbürgring in the early 2000s. Between 2008 and 2017, the car actively participated and won numerous 'pre-War' races. The Alta also competed in prestigious events like the 'Fox and Nicholl Trophy' at Silverstone and races at Spa Francorchamps.
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
This exceptional British motor racing artifact is not only exceptionally rare but also holds immense historic significance. It's a strong contender for prestigious historic events like the Goodwood Revival (subject to pre-war class regulations) and potentially the Monaco Historic GP (if cycle wings are removed). Additionally, it's well-suited for various historic rallies worldwide.
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